Saturday, December 3, 2011

[ Technical Textiles - Textile Design Compitition Prize Winners - Harriane Errington (left) and Becky Hisett.]

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Prize-winners – by Design.

Harriane Errington (left) and Becky Hisett students at Hetton School, who took first and second place at a national textile design competition.

Published on Friday 2 December 2011 20:33

TWO talented teenagers beat the opposition to take the top slots in a design competition.

Becky Hissett and Harianne Errington, textile students at Hetton School, beat more than 250 hopefuls from across the country to take first and second place in the national Technical Textile Competition 2011.

The competition was run by the Industrial Trust and supported by the Drapers’ Company.

It aimed to encouraging young people to show their ingenuity and creativity with modern day textiles.

Teacher Lucy Blackie said the school was thrilled when the two 16-year-olds, who are studying textiles at GCSE in Year 11, were chosen as finalists and got the chance to go to London for the finals.

She said it was brilliant when Becky took first place with her design for a laptop case and Harianne took the second place for her phone cover design.

Ms Blackie said both girls chose to use the same shock absorber material, D30, which changes from flexible to solid on impact, for their designs, which really impressed the judges.

She said: “We are thrilled for both the girls, and the whole school is really, really proud of them.

“Just for them to get into the final was amazing, but for both of them to be winners was fantastic.”

Ms Blackie said the idea behind the competition was to introduce the next generation of textile workers to the most up-to-date fabrics and materials.

She added: “If the young people get used to modern materials now, then they will be able to work easily with them when they go into the workplace.”

As well as a trophy, Becky won £500, which she is going to use to buy a new laptop, and an activity day of her choice. Harianne won a laptop case.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

[ Technical Textiles - Textiles for cold weather apparel.]

Edited by J T Williams, De Montfort University, UK

Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles No. 93

- reviews the principles, materials and requirements of cold weather apparel
- discusses design and ergonomic aspects including ventilation and insulation
- examines methods used to evaluate cold weather clothing as well as standards and legislation in practice
- assesses cold weather clothing applications incorporating military and footwear
- stimulates ideas for future innovation and improved end performance.

Cold weather can be a potential hazard to human health, adversely affecting physiological functions, work performance and wellbeing. Designing suitable apparel for cold environments is therefore a complex task. Textiles for cold weather apparel reviews the principles, materials and requirements of cold weather apparel and will stimulate ideas for future innovation and improved end performance.

The first part of the book covers the fundamental scientific issues and types of materials suitable for cold weather clothing. Topics include how to achieve comfort and thermoregulation in cold weather clothing as well as the use of coated and laminated fabrics. It also discusses design and ergonomic aspects such as designing for ventilation. Part two discusses ways of evaluating cold weather clothing, including standards and legislation governing cold weather clothing and laboratory assessments. Part three concludes with applications including cold weather apparel for the military and footwear for cold weather conditions.

With an array of international contributors, this book is a valuable reference for producers, manufacturers, retailers and all those wishing to improve and understand developments in cold weather apparel.

Published in association with The Textile Institute

ISBN 1 84569 411 2.

ISBN-13: 978 1 84569 411 1.

September 2009
432 pages 234 x 156mm hardback
£155.00 / US$265.00 / €185.00
Usually dispatched within 24 hours

About the editor.

Dr John Williams is a Senior Lecturer in the Textiles Engineering and Materials (TEAM) group, De Montfort University, UK. He has published numerous scientific papers and several book chapters dealing with protective clothing. Dr Williams has also presented numerous academic lectures internationally. He is a member of many groups including Euratex and TechniTex.

Titles which may also be of interest:
Textiles for protection
Clothing biosensory engineering
Materials in sports equipment
Materials in sports equipment
Textiles in sport



Comfort and thermoregulatory requirements in cold weather clothing
R Rossi, Empa Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
Introduction. Human thermoregulation in the cold. Clothing and comfort. Thermal and tactile comfort in the cold. New trends in thermoregulatory textiles for cold protection. References.

Thermal insulation properties of textiles and clothing
G Song, University of Alberta, Canada
Introduction. Thermal comfort. Heat transfer in fabrics. Moisture transport in fabrics. Fibre properties and thermal insulation. Yarn/fabric structure and thermal insulation. Predicting heat and moisture transfer in fabrics. Conclusions. References.

Assessing fabrics for cold weather apparel: the case of wool
R M Laing, University of Otago, New Zealand
Introduction. Developments and demonstration of efficacy of wool apparel. Summary and future trends. Sources of further information and advice. References.

Coating and laminating fabrics for cold weather apparel
R Lomax, Baxenden, a Chemtura Company, UK
Introduction. Historical aspects and evolution of the modern industry. Breathable membranes. Manufacture and properties of coated and laminated fabrics. Testing of coated and laminated fabrics. Environmental issues. Current applications. Future trends. Sources of further information and advice. References.

The use of smart materials in cold weather apparel
J Hu and M Babu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Introduction. Design requirements for cold weather clothing. Types of smart fibres and fabrics. The use of shape memory materials. The use of phase-change materials. Future trends. References.

Biomimetics and the design of outdoor clothing
V Kapsali, University of the Arts, UK
Introduction. Inspiration from nature. Biological paradigms for outdoor clothing. Future trends. Sources of further information and advice. References.

Designing for ventilation in cold weather apparel
N Ghaddar and K Ghali, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Introduction: importance and function of ventilation in cold weather apparel. Water vapour transport through cold weather textiles at low temperatures. Layering the cold weather clothing. Mechanism of ventilation in cold weather. Factors affecting ventilation. Recommendations and advice on clothing design for ventilation. Future trends. References. Nomenclature.

Factors affecting the design of cold weather performance clothing
J Bougourd, University of the Arts London and J McCann, University of Wales, UK
Introduction. Traditional design development processes. Stages in the process. Case studies: motorcycling and climbing. Future trends. Acknowledgements. Sources of further information and advice. References.

Standards and legislation governing cold weather clothing
H Mäkinen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland
Introduction. Development of legislation and standards. Directives on personal protective equipment. European standards for cold protective clothing. Cold protective clothing standards outside Europe. Future trends. Sources of further information and advice. References.

Laboratory assessment of cold weather clothing
G Havenith, Loughborough University, UK
Introduction. Clothing properties relevant in cold. Material/fabric testing. Garment and ensemble testing: physical apparatus. Garment and ensemble testing: human subjects. Special applications. Future trends. References.

Evaluation of cold weather clothing using manikins
E A McCullough, Kansas State University, USA
Introduction. Manikin tests vs. fabric tests. Thermal manikins. Measuring the thermal resistance of cold weather clothing systems. Measuring the evaporative resistance of cold weather clothing systems. Moving manikins. Using manikins under transient conditions. Temperature ratings. Conclusions. References.

Human wear trials for cold weather protective clothing systems
I Holmer, Lund University, Sweden
Introduction. Types of human wear trials. Discussion. Sources of further information and advice. References.

Care and maintenance of cold weather protective clothing
N Kerr, J C Batcheller and E M Crown, The University of Alberta, Canada
Introduction. Home (domestic) laundering procedures. Professional textile care. Problem areas for maintenance of cold weather clothing. Care of cold weather clothing: case studies. New developments. Sources of further information and advice. References. Appendix A: Examples of home laundry detergents tailored for special purposes.

Cold weather clothing for military applications
R A Scott, Mirabeau, UK
Introduction. History of military cold weather operations. General military clothing requirements. Incompatibilities in combat clothing systems. Biomedical aspects of protective combat clothing. Underwear materials. Thermal insulation materials. Waterproof/water vapour permeable materials. Materials for current UK combat clothing systems. Military hand and footwear for cold climates. Research and development of future materials. References.

Protective clothing for cold workplace environments
I Holmer, Lund University, Sweden
Introduction. Directives and standards. Protection requirements. Clothing for cold protection. Sources of further information and advice. References.

Footwear for cold weather conditions
K Kuklane, Lund University, Sweden
Introduction. Criteria for cold protective footwear. Feet in cold. Foot and footwear related injuries in cold. Footwear insulation. The effect of moisture in the footwear. Design of cold protective footwear. Socks. References.

Gloves for protection from cold weather
P I Dole and T Vu-Khanh, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Introduction: key issues of gloves in cold environments. Design, structure and materials used for hand protection in cold environments. Effect of cold temperatures on physical and mechanical properties of materials. Protection properties. Functionality and comfort. Applications/examples. Future trends. Sources of further information and advice. Acknowledgments. References.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

[ Technical Textiles - alvanon The Apparel Fit Experts.]

We all wear Ready Made Dresses but we do not know how they figure out our sizes so that it fits us right or we do some minor changes and use them till it is fit to go to salvation army bins kept though not in India but in USA where I have seen them in apartment complexes.

alvanon is a big company that uses for its products technical textile products to manufacture the Ready Made Garment users basic specification of sizes by the use of such products as shown in the figure above.

The picture above is used for standard size of shoulder,breast and waist.

Many such models are used for different age group in different places in many parts of the world after a deep study of actual sizes of men,'s,boys and girls actual sizes taken by their research group.This research expertise is back bone for alvanon production in CHINA the only place where the labor is cheap,disciplined and work with some in born skill.

Friday, October 21, 2011

[ Technical Textiles - INDA names finalists for 2012 Visionary Award.]

19 October 2011, Cary, NC.

Five consumer products ranging from a unique floor-cleaning pad to a disposable bra liner have been nominated as finalists for the 2012 Visionary Award.

Now in its 11th year, the Visionary Award, which is given annually to a new consumer product that utilizes nonwoven fabrics in its final form, will be presented at the VISION 2012 Consumer Products Conference, January 23-26, 2012 at the Hotel Intercontinental in New Orleans, Louisiana. The finalists will make presentations during VISION 2012 and conference attendees will vote on the recipient of the 2012 Visionary Award.

The annual VISION Conference is organized by INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. Each year VISION brings together executives from the nonwovens industry, consumer products companies and the retail sector. The VISION conference, now in its 11th year, features the latest in nonwoven consumer products' topics and trends, forward looking market data and great networking.

The five finalists are:

BandZorb Disposable Headwear Liners, from BandZorb LLC

The patent pending BandZorb Headwear Liners are self-adhesive, antimicrobial, absorbent, eco-friendly disposable bands that are sold in two sizes to fit virtually all visors, caps, hats, and helmets.

IntelliDent Toothbrush Holder, from E4 Technologies

IntelliDent is made from an SMS nonwoven that is slit and ultrasonically welded to form a pocket for a toothbrush. Each breathable, quick drying IntelliDent shield blocks surface and airborne microbes as it wicks moisture away from brush bristles, creating a cleaner, healthier environment for the toothbrush.

The Bra Liner, from Gelok International

The Bra Liner is a fully breathable absorbent liner that is designed to keep the skin and bra of the user dry and comfortable. The liner, which is extremely thin and unnoticeable when worn, absorbs and retains the moisture in a superabsorbent core and ensures the removal of moisture that would normally infuse undergarments and clothing.

O'Cedar ProMist Disposable Floor Cleaning Pad, from Tietex International

This nonwoven composite incorporates airlaid nonwoven, spunbond nonwoven and film roll goods stitchbonded using microfiber and "scrubby" yarns. The two yarns are bonded in such a fashion that loops are created on the "A" surface and the combination of microfiber and scrubby loops provide exceptional floor cleaning performance.

Stomp ‘N Go Stain Lifting Pad, from Bissell Homecare

Stomp 'N Go is a stain-lifting pad that removes carpet stains with a single "stomp." The user simply places one of the pre-moistened pads onto the spot, gives it a good stomp, and then watches as the stain begins to absorb into the pad. Stomp 'N Go pads use an oxy-based formula to lift and remove most spots and stains within 30-minutes.

Nominees for the 2012 Visionary Award must be a finished consumer end product that contains a nonwoven fabric or utilize a nonwoven technology during its manufacturing process. The consumer product has to have been introduced to the trade or to consumers in 2011-12 and the product cannot have been selected as a finalist in any previous Visionary Award competition.

Products will be judged on their novel use of nonwoven technology, as well as on their consumer and trade acceptance. Eligible consumer product categories include disposable diapers, feminine hygiene products, adult incontinence products, household wipes and home filters, among others.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

[ Technical Textiles - e-textiles: a potential recycling problem?.]

While everyone may still be wondering when the boom in smart clothing is likely to really take off, the interesting question of what to do with such items once they’re ready to be thrown away is being posed.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

[ Technical Textiles - New Spin Process for Spider Silk.]

Munich / Potsdam, Germany, September 7, 2011 / B3C newswire / - AMSilk and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) join forces in the current development of a novel spin process for making high performance fibers from AMSilk’s spider silk proteins. AMSilk is the first company able to deliver sufficient spider silk material for applications development. AMSilk’s spider silk is inspired by the natural silk from spiders and produced through biotechnology with an industrial production platform. To date, no industrial spinning process has delivered a fiber that can be compared to natural spider silk as found in a spider web. The present collaboration will match AMSilk’s material and biochemical expertise with Fraunhofer’s expertise in developing spin processes for biopolymers. The partners expect to deliver a new process for making artificial spider silk fibers for high tech applications.

“Having Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, one of the world’s most renowned research institutions, as our partner in this exciting project, is a great advantage for AMSilk,” says Axel Leimer, AMSilk CEO. “We fit perfectly together, both in expertise and vision.”

“We are very proud to be involved in the development of a new generation of high performance protein fibers. In a unique way we will combine synthetic spider silk from AMSilk and biopolymer spinning technology from Fraunhofer IAP”, says Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Fink, the director of Fraunhofer IAP.

The development collaboration will run over at least two years. AMSilk will own commercial rights of the results with certain benefits for Fraunhofer IAP.

About AMSilk
Spider silk has attracted human interest for thousands of years, mainly due to its toughness and ductility. The material is also biocompatible and can be used in formulations for specialized coatings, films, nonwovens and in pharmaceuticals. As with most biomaterials, spider silk has evolved over millions of years resulting in a combination of properties that far exceeds any man-made material. Until recently, it was not possible to utilize this high-performance material for technical applications, because no process was known to produce enough spider silk.
AMSilk is the first company to produce Spidersilk biopolymers, inspired by the proteins of web-weaving spiders on an industrial scale. This makes possible a completely new set of technical products as well as major improvements for already existing products.
AMSilk, a spin-off from the Technische Universität München, was founded in 2008 and is located in the IZB in Martinsried near Munich. AMSilk’s investors are MIG Funds and AT Newtec, Munich.
For more information visit our website at

AMSilk® is a registered trademark of AMSilk GmbH, all rights reserved.

About Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Polymer Research IAP
Fraunhofer IAP offers a wide range of services that include material and process development of bio-based and synthetic polymers on a laboratory and pilot plant scale. The product range includes fibers, films, materials and functional materials, as well as additives, fine chemicals and processing auxiliaries. One main focus of Fraunhofer IAP activities consists in biopolymer research ranging from the characterization, synthesis, and modification of raw materials to the development of new products and processes. Fraunhofer has extensive expertise and years of project experience particularly in the fields of cellulose and starch. This strength is amended by well-proven capabilities in processing biopolymers into fibers, films and nonwovens. Fraunhofer is very well prepared to meet the challenges of the development of optimized processing routes for the spinning of AMSilk’s Spidersilk proteins into high performance artificial silk fibers.

Axel H. Leimer
AMSilk GmbH
Am Klopferspitz 19 im IZB
82152 Planegg/Martinsried, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)89 38156-4430

Thursday, August 4, 2011

[ Technical Textiles - Letter from - International Newsletters Ltd.]

Dear S K Ganapathi Rao

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Detailed tables – The report includes detailed tables giving you properties and suitability of different types of technical textile, labour costs, forecasts of global consumption and production of technical textiles up to 2017.

Report conclusions – The report gives conclusions and discusses future prospects for the global production of technical textiles. It forecasts where the major global areas of growth and decline will be. It predicts the likely opportunities for fibre producers, product manufacturers and machinery manufacturers. It also forecasts the demands facing the industry in the developed economies.

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Chapter 1: Executive summary
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Chapter 3: Fibres used in the manufacture of technical textiles
Chapter 4: Manufacturing processes
Chapter 5: Technological change
Chapter 6: Competitive issues
Chapter 7: Environmental and legislative issues
Chapter 8: Europe: production, trade and consumption of technical textiles
Chapter 9: The Americas: production, trade and consumption of technical textiles
Chapter 10: China: production, trade and consumption of technical textiles
Chapter 11: Other Asian countries: production, trade and consumption of technical textiles
Chapter 12: Russia: production, trade and consumption of technical textiles
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

[ Technical textiles - Taiwan's Progress.]

The issue of sustainable development has become a global trend, especially after the United Nations in 2005 named sustainable development one of its long-term missions, and after the Executive Yuan passed the “National Carbon Reduction Plan.” As the nation's leading textile R&D agency, Taiwan Textile Research Institute (TTRI) in May helped G-Fun Industrial Corp. get eight of its products certified by the British Standards Institute (BSI) for carbon footprint mitigation. On July 8, TTRI held a ceremony in which BSI issued the certificate to G-Fun. The event also saw BSI signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with TTRI, which will become an important partner of the British Standards Institute in Taiwan.

G-Fun is a technical textile manufacturer which, with the assistance of TTRI, obtained the BSI PAS 2050:2008 certificate for eight of its products. With the certificate, G-Fun products are “completely certified,” as opposed to products that are only “partially certified” through less stringent certification processes.

G-Fun has worked on waterproof technical textiles for over 10 years and is a leader in the industry, marketing its products to the rest of the world with its brand “G-TEX.” In fact, according to many, G-Fun is to the textile industry as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is to the integrated circuit industry.

While running a successful business and raking in big bucks in the process, G-Fun chairman Tsai Chiu-hsiung hasn't forgotten his corporate social responsibility by developing products using environment-friendly, non-toxic and biodegradable ingredients. The firm's application of the BSI PAS 2050 certificate represents its commitment to sustainable development.

TTRI, meanwhile, founded its carbon footprint reduction committee in 2010 and signed an MOU with BSI in August of that year, agreeing to help local firms get green product-related certificates. As for the future, TTRI will help manufacturers obtain not only the PAS 2050 certificate but also the PAS 2060 and ISO 50001 ones.

During the ceremony Friday, TTRI and BSI signed a new MOU, which will provide more BSI certification opportunities to Taiwan manufacturers and help them raise their visibility in the international stage.

This is a TTRI commercial supplement.

Monday, February 14, 2011


A World of Expertise in Technical Textiles.

Colbond is part of the Technical Textiles division of Low & Bonar PLC, an international group manufacturing and supplying a wide range of High Performance Specialist Materials.

Within Colbond there is a world of technical expertise. The combination of innovative product development and manufacturing expertise in extrusion, spinning, fleecing, and molding of various synthetic materials enables us to develop unique products for our broad customer base.

Navigate this site for general company information, our latest news or to find out about career opportunities with us.


Colbond bv, P.O. Box 9600, 6800 TC Arnhem, the Netherlands
Colbond Inc. P.O. Box 1057, Enka, North Carolina 28728, USA,

Harry Verbakel, phone: +31 26 366 2274
Randy Cook, USA, T: +1 828 665 5000

For immediate release:


Arnhem, the Netherlands (February 10, 2011) Colbond today announced a price increase of at least 5% for its Colback nonwovens. The adjustment is due to the ongoing sharp rise of raw materials, energy and transportation costs and will be made with immediate effect. The company is informing its customers worldwide on a regional basis accordingly.

Since 2009 weve been faced with significant raw material cost increases which we managed to absorb until the announcement of price increases in November of last year said Harry Verbakel, Director Sales & Marketing. Since then there have been further double-digit raw material price hikes across the board with as much as a 20% price increase for polyester, one of the core ingredients for Colback. We therefore are forced to increase our Colback prices on such a short notice.

Due to the high volatility in the raw material markets, the company will review price levels on a monthly basis and intends to apply a variable surcharge if raw material costs continue to rise even further.

Conferences & Tradeshows.

USA, Dallas, TX  March 13-16, 2011  Geo-Frontiers 2011  
Germany, Wiesbaden  March 22-24, 2011  Filtech  
France, Tours          March 22-24, 2011  Rencontres Géosynthétiques  
China, Shanghai  March 22-24, 2011  Domotex Chinafloor  
France, Paris          March 29-31, 2011  JEC Composites Show  
USA, New Orleans  May 12-14, 2011  AIA  
Germany, Frankfurt  May 24-26, 2011  Techtextil 2011  
Turkey, Istanbul  April 27 - May 1, 2011  Turkeybuild

Our vision is to be the leading supplier of high-performance specialty materials in all the markets we serve. Colbond’s global approach focuses on supplying customers with value-added products and top quality services.

Our company aims to achieve the added value objective by linking technical, market and business developments in a highly coordinated way. The customer plays a key role in this context. Colbond strives for innovation, continuous improvement of existing technologies and the highest standards of commercial and technical service.

Our Vision and Philosophy are reflected in our Cultural Goals:

* To provide value-added solutions for our customers whom we see as our long-term partners.
* Focus on growth by expanding our range of products, geographic markets and additional services.
* Consistently delivering our financial results to guarantee the funds necessary for future investments.
* Continual development of our employees through education, training and health programs.

Products & Markets.

Colbonds nonwovens, three-dimensional polymeric mats, composites, and geosynthetics are used worldwide for demanding applications in our core markets: Flooring, Automotive, Construction, Civil Engineering, and Building & Industry.

For these markets, Colbond manufactures:
High-performance primary backings for tufted carpet tiles and broadloom carpet

Colback®: North America, Rest of the World

Primary and secondary backings for molded car carpets and option mats. Colbond nonwovens are also widely used as reinforcement and carrier substrates in hood liners, trunk liners, door panels, package trays and car seats or as support media for cabin air filters

Colback®: Worldwide

Nonwovens as reinforcement for waterproof bituminous roofing membranes, single plies, underslatings and for crack repair

Colback®: Worldwide

Civil Engineering
Geosynthetics for erosion control, drainage, soil reinforcement & stabilization and soil consolidation

Enkadrain®, Enkamat®, Enkagrid®, Colbonddrain®

North America
Germany/ Switzerland/ Austria
Rest of the World

Building & Industry
Three-dimensional monofilament mats and composites for metal roof ventilation, subsurface drainage for green roofs, hard floor sound control, and many other applications within the building industry

Enka®-Vent, Enkaroof® VM, Enkasonic®

North America, Rest of the World

A wide range of three-dimensional monofilament mats for Composites (flow media and spacers for PUR molding and resin infusion processes), Cooling Towers (sound control mats) or Sports Fields (turf protection and shock pads) and a variety of applications in other sectors.

Enka®-Spacer, Enka®-Channel, Enka®-Fusion®, Enkamat®Plus, Enkaflex®

North America, Rest of the World.

Research & Development.

We are committed to setting the benchmark for products and services in our markets. To do so we keep abreast of customer demands and market conditions. And to create products that meet and exceed our customers’ needs, we put innovation at the heart of everything we do.

Colbond maintains a Development & Application Centre in Arnhem (NL) and a Development Laboratory at Asheville (NC, USA) to initiate and carry out development projects. These facilities are the company’s keys to the launch of each new product.
Our R&D team applies its experience and expertise to the improvement of our current processes and products. Extensive research ensures that we have a full understanding of our customers’ needs.

Our laboratories are well equipped to conduct research, testing, and new product development.


Colbond aims to be a leader in its core markets and strives for top performance. Without the high-quality, motivation, and teamwork of each of our employees we would not be able to achieve our operational and strategic goals. The continual motivation of our workforce and the development of our employees are the key to the short and long term success of our company.

Colbond alone employs 580 people worldwide. More than 2,000 people work within the Low & Bonar group.

Navigate this section for employment opportunities, internships & graduate assignments. You can also browse reports written by Colbond employees and our
our HR Department.

Internships/ Graduate Assignments.

We ascribe high value to our relationship with Institutes and Universities and see the mutual benefit of internships and graduate assignments. Colbond regularly offers traineeships to Bachelor and Master students.

Click on the links below to find out more about any of the opportunities currently available:-

Thursday, January 20, 2011

[ Technical Textiles - Sensitive Fabrics.]

Lisa Rossi sent a message to the members of CIFRA SPA.

Lisa Rossi.

Lisa RossiJanuary 19, 2011 at 2:52pm.


CIFRA SPA is glad to invite you at our stand for the next edition of INTERFILIERE PARIS.

PAVILION 3 / D24- E23;